Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke | Lee Litas ~ For Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 27, 2012 6:19AM
Is MJ good juju...or bad juju for Tiger?
It’s the big question now that legendary basketball baron Michael Jordan has “hit the links” at the Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club, where his buddy Tiger Woods is playing. ◆Hookshot: Critics blamed Woods tawdry ways and wild behavior on the gambling and partying he witnessed hanging out with “big brother” Michael Jordan, who reportedly partied so hard with Tiger the first time they met — Woods played hung over the next day.
Snip ‘em & Flip ‘em: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s latest hairdo, an aging femme’s last fling with long hair, is not the coif of a woman running for political office . ◆Translation: Keep watching the Clinton tresses: If Hillary — the woman rumored to be eyeing a presidential bid in 2016 — cuts it short, Bridget bar the political door.
Scoop du Jour...
The intrepid female CNN reporter who found slain U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’ diary in the wreckage of the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was Arwa Darmon who, despite criticism of the way CNN handled use of the diary, found what every reporter would have given their eye teeth to discover on a breaking news story.
Touchdown twaddle: Was the controversial game-changing touchdown call by replacement referees — which cost the Green Bay Packers a win Monday night — made by refs culled from the scantily clad female Lingerie Football Lea gue?◆The buckshot: The “erroneous” call may have swung $150 million in bets, according to “Bloomberg Businessweek”.
Is it time for Catholic Church reform entitled Vatican Three?
“It is,” said Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, the only woman to chair the U.S. Catholic Bishop’s Conference National Review Board on clerical sex abuse.
“And it should be a council for truth — a joint Ecumenical Council of the Laity and the Bishops,” said Burke, who pitched her proposal at the 10th Anniversary Conference of Voice of the Faithful in Boston recently.
“She blew everybody out of the water,” said a s ource.◆To wit: Judge Burke, who felt truth was a victim when trying to get answers about the sex abuse scandal, urged the “laity to arise.”◆The plea: “When we see something that needs fixing — what other choice do we have? Perhaps that is why some Europeans, especially in Rome, have difficulty with the sound of the American voice. We want the truth.”
(Burke reportedly had the Beantown crowd on their feet.)
First Lady Michelle Obama may be pitching for more fruits and veggies on school lunchroom menus, but Sneed noted pepperoni pizza was being served Tuesday at the posh Sidwell Friends, where First daughters Sasha and Malia attend.
The Tylenol File...
Attorney Ty Fahner ramroded the sensational Tylenol case 30 years ago that terrorized a nation when capsules killed 7 people. But he tells Sneed he still uses Tylenol.
“Why not?” he said. “Remember, this was the nation’s first act of terrorism with no particular intended victim, and the Johnson & Johnson company pulled everything off their shelves and taught us a lesson in crisis management.”
Then he added: “But I do slip in an occasional Advil.”
Down to earth: Actress Diane Lane , who plays an aging Hollywood star in the Goodman Theatre’s “Sweet Bird of Youth,” looking ever so young eating breakfast at HashBrowns on Maxwell Street Monday... Monday night: All of the Ryder Cup Team USA members — including Tiger Woods — were spotted dining at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Lombard... Comedian George Lopez and Roots drummer Questlove spotted in the crowd at the Prince concert at the United Center Monday — and not in the glitzy skyboxes...
Wednesday’s birthdays: Olivia Newton-John , 64; Serena Williams , 30 and Linda Hamilton , 55.